Hoboken storm drain mural contest awards winners on Earth Day

HOBOKEN – On Friday, April 22, as communities recognized Earth Day, the city of Hoboken and The Hoboken Green Team awarded Hoboken High School and Wallace Elementary School first place for the city’s storm drain mural contest.

Students from throughout the Mile Square City decorated over 20 of the city’s storm drains to remind passerby not to litter since the drains empty out into the Hudson River.

“There is no better way to celebrate Earth Day than to congratulate the outstanding students who used their artistic creativity to remind people to keep the streets and areas around the drains free from litter,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer in a press release. “Our City became a much brighter, colorful, and cleaner place thanks to their educational paintings on local storm drains. Thank you to all students, teachers and Green Team members for participating in this creative contest to help protect our local environment!”

Over 20 storm drains across the City were painted by students from seven schools: Hoboken Charter School, Connors Elementary School, Calabro Elementary School, Hoboken Dual Language Charter School, and The Hudson School.

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